February 11, 2009

hard start but smooth ending for the day!

As the title says, I had a hard start of my day. Woke up at 4am!!! I had headache all day long! I know this is insane, I know it's because of the over-work, I wish I had 26 hours per day to be able to work 10 hours, sleep 8 hours and 8 hours for the rest which is healthy-enhancing. Anyway, I'm not the only grad student who suffers this, Erin has been having trouble as I do. So, at least, I'm not the only one. I'm serious thinking/finding natural remedies for this problem. I'll let you guys know when I found something useful.
Despite the headache, I managed to do a 60 min vinyasa flow #3, which made the headache go away for few moments.
Breakfast (to be creative and in-theme for V-day): black rice porridge + oatmeal + sunny hearty egg + mozzarella + tomato sauce + dash of dry basil + 1 spoon of GYGAM snack: mochi filled with chestnut filling + tea latte made with powdered soy milk and tea bagcan you see my study-buddy? she's so cute!
Lunch: another sandwich with a spread made with 1/4 c. squash and 1 tbsp mustard, spinach and 2 slices of roasted turkey.Another apple with AB.PM snack: chocolatesblueberries+yogurt+granolaWent to the gym for a nice 45min on the Elliptical machine for some magazine reading (it's the only time I can find to do some leisure reading). Very nice! My headache completely went away (oppssss.... too late to help my work productivity).
Dinner: stir-fry rice (the best ever!!!). For 4 cups
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 2 cups of broccoli slaw
  • 2 cups of baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped eggplant
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 packet of Goya seasoning with saffron
  • S+P
look the amazing color...and it tastes great!!!
I had 2 cups of it together with leftover sauteed greens and duck-feet yam soup.ohhhhhhh.........I was full and satisfied! ^_^
30 min later, time for dessert: a messy delish! :D baked squash + chocolate PB.All squash and PB lovers, you really need to try this!!!
Great workout+delicious dinner+"messy dessert"= smooth ending of my day!
I haven't receive gift from my secret cupid yet! I'm so curious of what will it be! ^_^
Question: What's your plan for the V-day? I haven't thought mine yet since I don't have my bf here, but I have few amazing girlfriends, I hope we can celebrate it together.

17 comments:

imadedinner said...

OMG your food looks awesome, and I'm beyond jealous of your mochi. I LOVE mochi!

The fiance and I are going to this cute little Italian restaurant for dinner... thats about it for V-day

VeggieGirl said...

Glad your day got better - happy Wednesday!! :-)

just me said...

i'm waiting for my secret cupid too...actually, i htink it came but i'm not there to get it till sunday! boo!

and as for vday...i'm working. wouldn't have done anything anyways though.

Krista said...

That sandwich looks great! I never woulda thought to put squash between bread, but I love the idea!

My hubby and I are going to a dinner /dance for V-Day! Should be fun!!

Mariposa said...

hopefully the boy and i are doing something.. we'll see though!

i hope you enjoy your day with the girls!

qiao said...

Let me know your V-day surprise..

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Great job staying positive. :) I'mproud of you girl!
Your breakfast sounds amazing! I'm so ready for lunch! :)
We haven't planned anything! But to be honest I don't usually celebrate. We'll probably make dinner together and snuggle!
Love you!

Pearl said...

YAAY for staying positive!

i'm probably going to have a nice day to myself :)

Maggie said...

Your sandwich looks awesome... My plans for V-day - I'm going out to dinner at a little cafe and getting organic frozen yogurt (soy for me!) at a local place with Bobby :)

Annie said...

your porridge looks really awesome!! its like a egg pizza thing haha.

i'm celebrating valentines day with my bf for the first time in 4 years!

TheBoyfriend1124 said...

work so hard!!!!

but you still enjoy a lot!!!

That is so nice you can relax and enjoy by writing your blog.

and thats so nice so many friends support and care you in the web.

Have a better day!!!

thecleanveggie said...

your sandwich looks so good!!
great food :)

Meg said...

Sorry about the headache! Your dinner looks so yummy. I wish you could come cook for me every night!

blueskyworld said...

your oatmeal is so cute! with hear shaped egg =]

Juliet said...

Hooray for the smooth ending. You are so lucky to have real mochi!! :)

We are going to see "he's just not that into you" for v-day. :) :) Can't wait to see what your cupid gets you!!

Erica said...

Your dinner looks awesome- Love broccoli slaw oh so much! Get some rest girl! Valentine's day? Not sure yet :) We are so super busy right now, we may just sleep extra!

Wei Tou said...

the egg looks sooooo cute:)!! I thought that one was used for pancakes, now you invent a new way to do it!

hehe

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